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“Good reasonable food”
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Papillon
Ranked #166 of 565 Restaurants in Newcastle
Cuisines: Chinese
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good reasonable food”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is a small, no-frills Chinese restaurant, but the food is really good. Great variety and the chef will cook (and recommend) things not on the menu. Genuine chinese food and really personal service. Very reasonable prices and open on Monday nights too. BYo and a bottle shop across the street.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank John C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Poor services”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Food there is nice but the woman who runs the restaurant was rude to us. She talked a lot to us and didn't give us a moment to enjoy the food. She made rude and insulting jokes. We will never go again because of the horrible lady.

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4 Thank Foodlover987654
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Newcastle, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Chinese in Papillon”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Cathy and Phillip do a great chinese. Look on their website and ring the day before to pre-order (among other things) peeking duck or whole fish options - fabulous!!

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Harefield109
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Newcastle, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Food in Years”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had dinner at Papillon recently, a little corner Chinese restaurant in Cooks Hill. We asked the chef to pick some meals for us. The food was amazing. It was a surprise in its simplicity, but the flavour was fantastic. One of the most amazing fish dishes (white fish in a beautiful broth) that I have ever had. If you are expecting the standard Chinese meat and lots of veg in a gluggy sauce you may be disappointed. This is light delicate flavoursome food. Each course was different in flavour with none of them disappointing

As with the food the service was also amazing. The staff were friendly and welcoming and really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The restaurant does not pretend to be anything but a local Chinese providing good food and service. It is not trying to be China Doll or the like in Sydney. Unlike many other restaurants in delivers on this honesty. We will be back.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank RC2291
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Newcastle, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Outdated and tacky decor, but the food...”
Reviewed March 5, 2012

So lucky to have this little gem around the corner from where I live. Ignore the outdated de'cor or pretend that you are in a time warp as you peruse the 2 menus. Yes 2. One is your typical western style that we all know and love, the other is traditional Chinese. Both offering mouth watering delights!
Well worth giving this local offering a go!

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Thank Asgre
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